It is the topic of the week, the most controversial and Ana Obregon (68 years old) who has received the fiercest criticism for having been mother by surrogacy at an advanced age. Even so, she has not been the only famous Spaniard who has opted for this method after 40. The debate on this subject is always open, since in Spain it is not legal, although the law does allow children to be registered in the Civil Registry, prior judicial authorization.
The United States is the country to which most of famous people, since there the legislation establishes the conditions in which it must be produced in an exhaustive way, with general criteria for both parties. Issues such as the age limit to start a surrogate pregnancy, as it is also known, is not fixed and may depend on the different states, the negotiating agencies or the clinics where it is performed. So, in the case of the actress and presenter there would have been no problem despite being close to 70.
She is the oldest celebrity in Spain to be a mother by this method. It could also be abroad, where the best known is the case of the British musician Elton John (76) who was 62 years old when he became the first-time father of a child born in California. “We are overflowing with happiness and joy at this very special moment. Zachary is sanewe are happy and proud parents,” he said on behalf of himself and his partner David Furnish (60). Both would repeat the year in 2013, this time with the birth of a girl.
[Ana Obregón, madre de una niña nacida por gestación subrogada a los 68 años]
Before Obregón, other important characters went through the same thing, such as Aunt Cervera (79), Javier Chamber (56) o Miguel Bose (66) This was their processes and the age at which they became parents. They all did it in the United States. The estimated price of the procedure is around 150,000 euros, the most expensive in the world, although it also offers more guarantees. These are the details and how old they were when the happy moment occurred.
1. Carmen Cervera: 62 years old
It can be considered a pioneer, since it was in 2006 when it announced that it had been mother of twins through surrogacy: Guadalupe and Sabina, who are currently 17 years old. Her case is similar to Ana’s, because the adoption process was necessary as they were conceived by a pregnant woman through a double donation of ovum and sperm, that is, there was no biological burden for Carmen. “Adopting my daughters was a decision I made with my son Borja,” he said in an interview.
Since her arrival in Spain, the Baroness kept them away from the media spotlight, although she made an exception in 2008, posing for the cover of the magazine ¡HOLA! with them. Despite her secrecy, she has not been able to avoid comments about the identity of the semen donor, which many pointed directly to the fact that she was Borja Thyssen (43). A few months ago, during his time on the El Chester program, an attempt was made to raise the question: “Is the father of your daughters your son, Borja Thyssen?” It was seen in the preview, but it was finally censored.
2. Miguel Bose: 55 years old
The singer welcomed his two children in 2011. They were born in the United States and he announced the news in April in this way: “I have been the father of two precious children They were one month old yesterday. Their names are Diego and Tadeo. We are already at home and in good health.” Seven months later, two other children would arrive at the house of Miguel Bosé (66), Ivo and Telmo (10), those of his partner, Nacho Palau (51), also through surrogacy. Although they were raised as siblings, they were enrolled separately, leading to the schism following the couple’s breakup.
Miguel stayed in Mexico with his offspring and the Valencian returned to Spain with his own. However, Palau did not agree with the separation of minors and put a lawsuit against Bosé to claim parentage and ask to continue sharing the upbringing of the four little ones. A court in Madrid dismissed it, but did establish a visiting regime for both parents and children.
3. Javier Cámara: 50 years
In 2017 and despite being very jealous of his private life, it was learned that the well-remembered actor from Seven lifes had been father of twins in New York. They are a boy and a girl, although Javier Cámara has always protected them from prying eyes and has avoided giving details of the process, including the names of the little ones. In an interview granted to LOC He referred to his wishes for paternity: “Sometimes you hide that wish more, sometimes you forget it, you leave it as impossible, but hey… It’s just that I feel super intimidated by telling this, because I never talk about these things.”
4. Kike Sarasola: 49 years old
The businessman and her husband Carlos Marrero, fulfilled their dream of creating a family in 2012 with the arrival of Aitana (eleven). Three years later they repeated with their second son whom they named Enrique, after the father of Sarasola (59). He has been one of the celebrities who has spoken most clearly on the subject of surrogacy, so reviled by many. “This dilemma that there is now of not regulating or poorly regulating an act of love What it’s like to create a family is outrageous. It cannot be that because I have been able to afford to go to the United States to have my children, that someone who cannot afford it cannot create a family. This has to be a right that everyone has to be able to have,” he said in a meeting organized by Citizens in 2017.
[Kike Sarasola, entre lágrimas: “En España me maltrataron cuando quise ser padre”]
5. Jaime Cantizano: 42 years old
The presenter did not hide and He used his social networks to introduce Leo (6), his son, also born in the United States in 2016. He also spoke on his radio show, dare yourselfwhere he confessed: “Now the most wonderful stage of my life begins, I really am the happiest man, I was looking forward to living this and I have enjoyed it from minute one. And I have already cried everything I had to cry, with him , for him”.
Cantizano (49) is a single father, does not have a partner and has the help of his parents to raise him. “They are at home for half the year, there are many types of family and I have found my own family with the grandparents, the godfather, the uncles…”, he confessed. It has not been considered is to expand the family: “Since I am not a Superman, it is ruled out. I believe that only children are born well wrapped and, well educated, they can grow up with peace of mind.”
6. Kiko Hernandez: 40 years
California was the place chosen by the star collaborator of Save me for the gestation of her twin daughters, Abril and Jimena (6). She was a big surprise and although she has always tried not to talk about her personal life Kiko Hernandez (46) made it public, recounting some details such as the fact that he had to travel to the United States urgently when the pregnant woman’s delivery was early. They were born in January 2017 and he himself has confessed that it was a “long and expensive” process. Shortly before they were born, in an interview with Diez Minutos he said: “Let them look like the mother, please! Genetics to the mother and intelligence to the father. The mother is gorgeous, I saw her in a photograph.”
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